So in about a year I am going to be a bridesmaid for my little sister. This is just the kind of goal I need to diet, start losing some weight and getting healthier, which all ties in nicely with my quest to be a calmer, happier and healthier person.
I have decided to vlog about my journey as that will give me a visual reminder of where I’ve been and where I am and as it’s something that makes me rather uncomfortable it will also help to keep me in check. Plus it’s always good to push yourself.
I recently took a trip to my local Hobbycraft in Norwich to grab a few bits so that L and I could make some fun Father’s Day gifts. Now L is only two and half years old, there is a limit to what he can craft but no limit to the mess he can make, or the fun he will have making it!
So we pushed back the rug, got him into his little craft apron, these are brilliant and only cost £1, well worth purchasing one, and then we set about immortalising Daddy by creating a portrait of him.
Cleaning is not my favourite task, far from it, but it has to be done. This means that I’m always eager to try anything that will actually make my life easier and then I got this challenge from Bar Keepers Friend on Twitter:
@anywaytostay Find the greasiest, grottiest, most grimy, rusty and generally disgusting thing you have and Bar Keepers will do the trick!
Today is the first day of The East of England Co-op‘s sourced locally fortnight. I have always loved how the EoE Co-op has supported our local producers and this fortnight celebration highlighting what you can buy from local producers is an amazing way to discover new foods, last year I found Hadleigh Maid and I’m now addicted to their Hot Chocolate.
So last weekend in preparation I went on a shopping trip to my local East of England Co-op, grabbed myself a basket full of local goodies and created a couple of gorgeous recipes to share with you all. A fantastic cheesy stuffed mushroom and a simple two pig parcel. Continue reading Locally Sourced Meals→
It’s that time of year when we get to spoil all the great dad’s out there. Father’s Day is Sunday 19th June, so not long to go and that’s good because I love Father’s Day, I probably enjoy it a bit more than I do Mother’s Day but it can be a struggle finding a great gift so here are a few idea’s for you all. Continue reading Fabulous Father’s Day Gift Guide→
Last week we were on holiday in Devon and we were lucky enough to have some amazing days out, but sometimes planning things to do with a toddler can be difficult, there’s a lot to think about, cost, activities, changing facilities, food, the list goes on. So here’s a run down of where we went and why we think they are awesome places to bring a toddler for some days out in Devon. Continue reading Top Toddler Days Out in Devon→
Devon is about 6 hours in the car from us, so with such a long way t travel there are a few things that we really need to have on arrival. A straight forward check in, something fun to do with L, food and a comfy bed. We were me with all these things. It was lovely.
So if you read my blog a bit then you’ll probably know I’m a huge Beatrix Potter fan and that L love the new Peter Rabbit tales from TV, so he was super excited to get to review the latest DVD offering.
Now my heart is always going to lie with the classic tales, there’s no denying that, but there is something about the new Peter Rabbit that has L transfixed. I think it’s the action more than anything, he adores it when they are being chased in their cart and he loves the owl, even if he’s one of the naughty ones. Continue reading Peter Rabbit – The Tale of the Great Breakout→
To get me in the mood for summer I’ve been using some of new range of organic coconut-scented products from Urtekram.
Urtekram means ‘herbalism’ in Danish and they specialise in amazing organic body care products. I’ve been a fan of Urtekram for a while now, I love their Rose range and I’m a big fan of the Nordic Birch as well, so I was really excited to get to try out some of the new Coconut range.